Bridging the gap between homelessness and hope one family at a time


What is transitional housing?

Transitional housing is temporary housing for an individual or family who is homeless or facing imminent homelessness.

What is affordable housing?

A rental or owned unit is considered affordable if it costs no more than 30% of the household income. For renters that include rent & utilities; for owners that includes mortgage, taxes, insurance, and condominium fees where applicable.

What is the HIP model?

Who are HIP clients?

What does it take financially to live in New Jersey, Mercer County, and Trenton-Ewing area?

How difficult is it for HIP clients to afford to live in Princeton or surrounding towns where they work and/or children attend school?

Where do families go after HIP?

What is the outlook for the future?

Transitional housing bridges a critical gap between homelessness and affordable housing. However, it is a respite only. Long term solutions must include an increase in the number of affordable and low-income housing units, and low wage workers must be paid a "living wage".

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